Explore the new possibilities of designing with urban wood 

Join me on September 20th where I will be a featured speaker at the event "Wood-Based Construction - Mass Timber and Beyond" at the The Promega Crossroads Center. Hosted by the Wisconsin DNR in partnership with the Wisconsin Wood Marketing Team, the Forest Stewards Guild and the American Institute of Architects. 

I am honored to be apart of this informative seminar. Bringing together the Department of Natural Resources and designers and architects to discuss urban wood utilization is an important step for the industry. 

Attendees will gain knowledge on

  • Wood-Based Products and Building Systems
  • Environmental Considerations of Wood
  • Mass Timber Technologies and Research
  • Building Codes
  • Case Studies


  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration
  • 8:30 -8:45 AM Welcome, Introductions
  • 8:45 - 9:30 AM Innovations in Wood Materials and Construction Brian Brashaw (USDA Forest Service)
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM Environmental Implications of Wood Jim Bowyer (Dovetail Partners)
  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
  • 10:45 - 11:45 AM Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance, and Design Archie Landreman (WoodWorks)
  • 11:45 - 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code/Standard Changes Jim Smith (American Wood Council)
  • 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM Branching Out: Projects, Lessons Learned, and Research
    • A: Tall Wood Construction Across the U.S. Ethan Martin (WoodWorks)
    • B: Sustainable building: Why Urban Wood is a Valuable Resource Dwayne Sperber (Wudeward Urban Forest Products)
    • C: Wood Products and Mass Timber Research Doug Rammer (USDA Forest Service)
  • 3:45 - 4:15 PM Tour Promega Building
Architects, engineers, designers, developers, general contractors and anyone interested in wood design are encouraged to attend this event!

Additional Information

  • Event fulfills 4.5 AIA/CES credits
  • Engineers qualify for 4.5 Professional Development Hours

This event will take place at
Promega Crossroads Center
2800 Woods Hollow Road Madison, WI 53711

September 2017




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